Olericulture is one of the branches of Horticulture that deals with the vegetables. The word olericulture is derived from the Latin word Oleris
which means pot herb and the English word culture which means cultivation. Thus olericulture means cultivation of pot herbs. However, in the present days, it is broadly used to indicate the cultivation of vegetables. The term vegetable gardening is more popular to signify olericulture in the present context.